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a budget deal by next week nasdaq and s&pa hundred also down. >>> police in new york say it was a set up. two firefighters responding to a call were kill bid an excon. cbs reporter jennifer lewis hall shows us how he lured them in. >> firefighters rushed to this early morning fire near rochester new york and were met by bullets. police say 62-year-old william spengler lit a home and car on fire so he could lure first responders to the scene and shoot them. two webster firefighters were killed in the ambush. two more were injured. with crews under attack the flames burned out of control jumping from home to home. >> i'm not aware of anything like this in my 23 years in the to be of webster. >> police say soon after the s.w.a.t. team arrived the gunman took his life. crews put out the flames but not before several homes were lost. news spread quickly through the small town of webster. people brought fires to the local fire house and gave their cob -- condolences. >> who targets people on christmas. i'm sorry. >> he was in yale for beating his 92-year-old grandmother. he has been out of pr
mitigating potential hazards. >> reporter: one arborists returned from new york city where he been working on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if
there may be only two people at the fiscal cliff negotiating table. according to the new york times house speaker john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks. and clearing a negotiating room improves the chances for success. just 25 minutes from now the closely watched monthly unemployment report will be released for november. coming up at 5:15 what economists say the numbers released this morning don't accurately reflect the current jobs market. >>> time now 5:05. reports an oakland church youth group visiting florida today is out of money and their belongings because thieves broke into their van. a group of 24 teenagers and young adults were eating at a restaurant yesterday. about an hour after arriving for a weekend youth conference. they are saying thieves broke into their van, stole $12,000 cash. one member of the group was able to have money wired to them so they at least spent last night in a hotel. there is no word yet if this group plans to come back to
in new york state marked a milestone over the weekend, first ever same-sex wedding. they exchanged vows saturday. senior army chaplain officiated. fulton is a west point graduate. they had a civil commitment ceremony in 1999 have now formally tied the knot. new york state legalized same-sex last year. >>> moraga toon didn't add eagle scout award because he's gay will be honored by the -- last year the souths say he violate -- today ryan will be honored at the opening session of the assembly by openly gay speaker john perez. >>> raider nation we want to see your team pride e-mail your!umfb fan photos to urepor. we will show them on air during our special raiders day edition of abc7 news at 4:00, thursday. at 5, watch manning and broncos take on the raiders here on abc7. >> which will give the raiders the edge they need to beat those broncos. >>> still ahead, just minutes from possibly learning the fate of same-sex in california. supreme court is expected to release key decision any moment we'll break down what could happen and what's next. >>> overnight on the run in the east bay, pursu
. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition
-like conditions in the nation's heartland could make travel difficult. wendy gillette joins us live from new york city. >> reporter: good morning. the national weather service has received reports of 34 tornadoes in four states, now this powerful system is moving east. this is just one of more than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down on christmas day. leaving heavy damage. this one roared through alabama -- mobile, alabama tearing down parts of the church and downtown businesses. another twister hit mississippi, blowing insulation into trees and%khç peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we witnessed today it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> reporter: further east in the state in stone county, theresa and her boyfriend took shelter in their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast-moving storms brought braise -conditions to parts of the country's mid section, causing 21 vehicle pile-up in oklahoma city, the system is heading east bringing treacherous conditions
it is not for president of the united states. but for mayor of new york city. "the new york times" reports that current mayor bloomberg personally calmed the secretary of state and urged another run in next year's mayoral election. clinton does not appear to be interested. she told bloomberg she would not be running. bloomberg, a republican will be termed out next year after three terms. clinton is a democrat. >>> editor-in-chief of vogue may be in line for a new job, u.s. ambassador. president obama is considering nominating anna win tour as the next ambassador to -- either united king come or -- kingdom or france she helped bring in more than $500,000 to his reelection campaign and certainly an icon in the fashion world. this would be something new. >> it would be indeed. >>> coming up, ahead the deep one fast food giant is offering to celebrate a big milestone. >>> protecting elderly from scams and abuse, tips to make ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait ori
today. abc news in new york reports there will be five funerals and six wakes there were nine funerals and wakes, yesterday including knows for a teacher and principal. the shooter and his mother nancy we heard about her concern for her son and his mental health. cnn is reporting the day before her death she returned from a short trip alone to a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends say in recent years she felt comfortable leaving adam at home, unsupervisedded. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> -- >>> santa clara county leaders will hold a vigil tonight for the victims of the school tragedy last night members of the bay area sikh community gathered to offer their prayers. after the vigil in fairfield, there was a discussion about issues related to the tradition including gun control and mental health aid. the congregation is inviting peep of all religions for another service sunday tonight's vigil at the santa clara government center starting 6:30. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the tragedy in newtown. you can sign up for breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> waking
of northern ohio into parts of new york even to boston so will you have a white christmas? i think i'll see a flake or two mixing in on the back side of those cities on the east coast. it's not going to be that big of a storm. the big one has already started and brought a lot of rain bringing accidents in san jose, california. they had almost a half inch, san francisco, almost an inch, not good on the roadways there and talk about bad roads, look at the next part here in the sierras. by the time this thing is done with them, five to even six feet of snow, so great for skiers, horrible as it's turned into a parking lot on some of their highways. that's is second storm. it has started. it'll cross over and here's where it gets interesting. earlier i said to dan and bianna, i said, geez, oh, pete. looking at some of the computer models. i got it a good old midwestern -- eastern oklahoma, some are over a foot of snow on christmas eve and christmas day. then you look into, and that's mostly christmas day, but watch this. as it moves, wednesday, ice up in the new england rain here and northeast.
up from dallas to new york. more than 400 flights were canceled by this morning. >> new this morning a major blow to the government of syria. the general of military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens of generals have left since the crisis started in march of last year he is one of the highest ranking officers to abandon the government. senate taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. it killed a security guard and two drivers. it injured six civilians. the base has been targeted by attacks in the past. >>> egypt has a new constitution. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of
to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million fewer people than initially projected. we will be right back. óó >> let's take a quick look outside. here is a shot from san francisco from van ness ave. let's check in with janu for your first forecast. >> the system that was bringing us more stirred yesterday has been pushed out of the area. we are still dealing with lingering sprinkler and through the south bay as well as parts of the peninsula. taking a
in new york state. high winds are going to delay flights from new york and newark and washington d.c. >> president obama is scheduled to attend the final memorial service for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye. he died from respiratory complications. he was the second longest serving senator are in history. >>> harry reid is asking for an announce mint on who his successor will be before the end of the year. >>> governor mark sanford may run for his former seat in congress. he was considered a rising gop star until he van niched from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he said he was hiking the appalachian trail. he later acknowledged he was visiting his miss stress in argentina. he served three terms before being elected to governor. his ex-wife is also interested in running for the seat >>> a fight between two black jack dealers hands one in the hospital and one behind bars. police say the fight happened between two female dealers and one woman stabbed the other in the face. police aren't sure what sparked the fight. it comes one week after a deadly shooting in the lobb
will be able to go without their clothes. >>> plus new york still police may be close to arresting a man who pushed another man off a subway platform to his death. >>> this is a look at the east shore freeway. you can see we have rainy conditions out there. we'll tell you a couple hot spots coming up. q >>> good morning. rain cloudy foggy. very mild pattern. this is our last system. but still get morning rain. just kind of lingering throughout the day. lesser amounts as you go south. >>> time now 5:44. welcome back. here's a quick look at some of the stories we are following for you. police in berkeley investigating a fatal shooting of a bicyclist. it happened about 11:30. it happened outside of long fellow middle school. the investigation continues. >>> four people including an apparent innocent bystander in stable condition after being shot by oakland lake merritt. three victims in their 20s were wounded in the 600 block of east 18th street. we are told a stray bullet hit a man in his 50s happen so far no arrests have been made in this case. >>> and police in palo alto are increasing patro
. wendy gillette joins us live from new york with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. there are now reports ofíÑxeo 34 tornadoes spawned by this storm system. the nationalc@ñç weather service 1l,xf to confirm that number later today there may be duplications. this is a very strong system moving across the u.s.. this is just one ofmore than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down -- touched down christmas day. >> on the ground for over a minute. >> reporter: this one roared through mobile, alabama, tearing down parts of a church and downtown businesses. another twister hit pearl river county in mississippi, peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we've witnessed today, it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: further east in the state theresa and her boyfriend took shelter inside their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast moving storms brought blizzard conditions to parts of the country's mid section causing a 21 vehicle pil
clinton is still in a new york hospital. she's been treated for a blood clot. now spokesperson for the secretary says doctors found the clot during a follow up exam for that concussion she suffered about two weeks ago. she is 65 years old. she had a stomach virus when she fainted due to dehydration and hit her head. that caused a concussion. secretary clinton is being treated with blood thinners for that blood clot. >>> it's 6:16. a san diego police officer is in serious condition after his patrol car was hit by a suspected drunk driver. the crash happened early sunday morning. sheriffs deputies say a suspected drunk driver was speeding reason a red light and hit the driver. it was trapped for nearly an hour before firefighters could get him out. the driver that crashed and the officer were not seriously hurt. and was arrested. >>> that leads us right to tara moriarty. you're talking about advising people don't drink and drive on this new years eve. >> definitely. no reason to do that with mass transit offering so many free rides. muni offering free rides from 8:00 tonight unti
in the washington post and new york times loitered in the week as part of its come better campaign. rumors that the second generation ipad mini with a rat in a display is set to launch a head of apple's typical annual schedule next year have been swirling. it appears abels full-sized ipad may be sticking to its new semi annual release schedule. new reports suggest apple plans to launch a new thinner, lighter and 9.7 and ipad as soon as march of 2013. the fourth ipad model was just released last month along side the ipad mini, the march was also suggested in recent rat not ipad mini rumors. the time is 6:11 a.m. and we will be back in a couple of minutes. a live look at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. an oakland is 51 degrees, that seems kind of warm to made. the high will be 56. with rain yesterday we have what roads today. we have the bright lights for the pirates scored new year's eve party getting started at 11:30 p.m. on december 31st. óó >> this morning and have alleged acts warning has expired on lake tahoe. sierra nevadas years enjoyed a fresh blanket of snow on christm
to the desk. >>> police say, an ex-conn shot firefighters. we are learning about the tragedy in new york and we are finding out there may be even more victims. >>> people are preparing meals for many in need. how many people are coming down to donate their time for christmas. >>> traffic is not bad, we will have more coming up. . >>> good morning and merry christmas to you, the bay area is gearing up for the storm and showers are falling over parts of the bay area. >>> here is a look at some of the top stories we are following and at one point, 50- foot flames shot from the roof and they have be mopping up. and in portions of the east palo alto, the neighborhood behind it flooded and they say the fix should hold until the comprehensive rebuild begins next fall. >>> and shots rage out during a church service in east oakland on 82nd avenue and mcarthur boulevard. a bullet even landed in a baby stroller police said. >>> a gunman ambushed firefighters in new york state and there may be more victims. investigators believe the gunman set fire to, to lure and trap firefighters. the ex-gunman sh
big news across country the fall on the front page of yesterday's new york post scene here has a lot of people questioning the newspaper and the photographer who took this photoperiod the headline reads dude pushed on the subway track this man is about to die. this is a 58 year-old man desperately klein a platform as the train is coming at them. it is a terrifying image. the freelance photographer captured this image on monday after someone shoved the man from the platform on times square. the train struck the man and he died and the new york hospital on left behind a wife and daughter. the photographer saw the man fall onto the tracks and said he ran toward the oncoming train firing his cameras flashed to warn the driver. he said he was shocked that people closer to the victim did not try to help him and the stands before the train struck. some critics are questioning the photographers motives. we are asking why didn't the photographer help? why did the newspaper published the photo? we put this on the kron4 facebook page and not no one helped him to the matter not one person. the p
destroyed in upstate new york after what we showed you yesterday live on our air here where the firefighters went to respond to a house fire and someone started shooting at them. let me go back and i'll tell you who the name of the shooter is now we know that this morning. william spengler is the one who police say set his own home on fire and then fired shots at the firefighters when they showed up. sean carroll tells us it's not spengler's first run-in with police. >> the first police officer managed to exchange fire with spengler who laid in wait. >> he was shooting at a berm near the home where he can barricaded himself with his weapons to shoot the innocent responders. and i will say the first webster police officers to respond engaged the shooter in probably in all likelihood, saved many lives. >> reporter: spengler's criminal past dates back to july, 1980, the death of his grandmother. >> spengler lived alone at this house for over 40 years. she was found dead at the floor of the dwelling by her grandson, william spengler, who lives next door. spengler discovered the body at 12:45 p.m
, enjoying the snow. brandi hitt, abc news, new york. >>> we are keeping an eye on flight delays here. a check of our local airports show no delays so far this morning. sfo, oakland, san jose departures and arrivals on time now. that could change as the morning goes on if you are flight tracker on abc7news.com. >>> if it does change it won't be because of the rain not today with >> let's check in with mike. >>> low clouds, other than that it is dry. we'll keep an eye on the clouds. let's talk about temperatures waiting for you when you step out 40s this morning. temperatures are not as cool as they could be, thanks to the cloud cover, 40 fairfield and livermorel6.o, 41 concord, 2 napa, 43 san jose, 45has. oakl, 48 san francisco. mostly cloudy, 40s through 7:00. increasing sunshine, low 50s at noon, low to mid 50s through 4:00, then once that sunsets clouds go away, temperatures drop into the low to mid 40s during the evening. you don't need the umbrella vñ just sunglasses.xr tomorrow umbrellas back so is the light rain. low to mid 50s. few showers saturday low 50s, driest day and br
, if you sent a 35 pound package from new york to los angeles, would it cost you $110 for christmas eve delivery. listen, heavy rain is moving into san francisco. we're going to show you live look from transamerica tower here. you can definitely see on the lens here, some of those raindrops. let's go to live doppler 7-hd. this area of rain right here is just building in. it moved in quickly about ten minutes ago. you can see already exiting the embarcadero and san francisco heading over towards the bay. it's heading for albany and ashby avenue area. this area the cell will move on over there. the lightning being reported in this cell, but nonetheless very heavy rain. san rafael had a rain shower down to larkspur. also from boulder creek extending over to saratoga, to the south of city of san jose between san jose and morgan hill. all of this is that verse go towards the east-northeast. wave after wave of these showers have been intensifying in the last 30 minutes. los gatos, right in line for moderate rain from this particular cell. right here, to the south and east of campbell right he
post and the new york times later in the week as part of its come together campaign. >> rumors that a second generation ipad mini with eight right now display is set to lions ahead of apple's typical annual schedule that share have been swirling. now it appears that apple's full- size ipad may be sticking to its new semi and release schedule. new reports suggest that apple's plans to launch a new standard, lauder 9.7 in. ipad as soon as march 2013. the fourth ipad model was just released last month along side the ipad mini, but march was also suggested in recent red ipad mini remorse. >> we will be right back. heavy snowfall in the sierra is causing dangerous conditions for skiers. in the past three days, two people have died and two others have been injured after being called in separate avalanches. kron 4 urs of charles clifford has details. >> a snow border was caught in an avalanche on monday. they stated that heavy amounts of new snow is sitting on unstable snow which is causing danger. during this latest cause of dangers they have issued advisories are around tahoe. this
the company hiring hyatt regency santa clara california army national guard new york life insurance and financial services as well as sleep trai train. so bring resume to the double tree hotel in san jose from noon until 4 tomorrow and maybe there's an opportunity there to find the kind of job you are looking for. now the feel good story in connecticut. 10-year-old james is developmentally disable. he play was lego to help feel better. now for 2 years james saved every penny he had until he had 100 dollars to buy a lego train set. by the time he saved enough money lego had discontinued making that train. so james wrote a letter to lego which his father posted on you tube asking if the company could help him find one of the sets. logo wrote back apologizing but guess what? several days lateary box arrived at the door from leg o. hidden camera the parents recorded the whole thing. watch. >> i finally have this. [ screaming. about. >> isn't that exciting. sweet kid. finally got. that lego sent him a set along with a letter thanking james for loyalty to the company. the boy c
her as a shield in a stand offwith police. the girl was unharmed. >>> a man is pushed off a new york subway platform right into the path of an approaching train. the arrest in the case as family members ask why no one tried to help. >> back here in just ten minutes, we're tracking very dense valley fog for your morning commute. i'll have a look at the spots that will be the worst, plus a look at your five-day forecast as well. >> we'll show you a new view of planet earth. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. reliability and ways to connec
is pushed off a new york subway platform right into the path of an approaching train. the arrest in the case as family members ask why no one tried to help. >> back here in just ten minutes, we're tracking very dense valley fog for your morning commute. i'll have a look at the spots >>> new at 10:00, the napa county sheriff's department is asking for help looking for a man who went missing who has dementia. the license plate, you see it there on the screen is 5she259. >>> we now know the name of the woman who was shot and killed while riding her bike in berkely. the homicide happened just after 11:30 last night, right next to long fellow middle school. the victim is identified as pamela mullins. no arrests have been made at this point. this is berkely's fourth homicide of the year. >>> tonight, the family of a new york man who was pushed to his death from a subway platform in manhattan is questioning why no one came to his aid. a homeless man has been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly pushing the man onto the tracks. han was struck and killed by a train. police say the two men a
, vancouver and new york. they say the city by the bay stands out in environmental leadership and entrepreneurialship but edged out by boston with universities and top position ms. research and development spending. >> we got some -- good universities here. i know you are going to pull out the harvard card, but still. >> cal, stanford. >> i want a recount. >> we got a better baseball team. >> darn tootin. >>> we'll find out who has the better football team this weekend. mid 50s today to low 60s increasing clouds, as we look around the state, dry everywhere until eureka in the afternoon, mid 60s sacramento and fresno, 67 san diego. mid 70s los angeles and palm springs. changes in the high country starting tonight winter weather advisory tour to nine inches above 3,000 feet means chains and up to a foot of snow possible above 7,000 feet. >>> live shot of 87 in san jose, headlights northbound, taking the julian exit, hp pavilion on the left, everything is at the limit no problems. san rafael out of novato past marinwood, lucas valley road, good past freitas parkway, roadwork in t
be delays. around the country, though, we are drying out. cold in denver. 50 degrees there. 39 in new york city. our forecast here for the next several days across the bay area, wet today, drying out for christmas eve. tuesday afternoon, christmas day looks wet. sticking around through wednesday before we dry out thursday to the weekend. that is a check of the weather forecast. back to you. >>> some of hollywood's biggest celebrity recognition making public service announcements against gun violence. >> more than 50 actors are taking part, a little more than a week after the mass shooting at the sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. >> as a human being -- . >> for the children of sandy hook -- . >> demand a plan -- . >> no more list of names -- . >> it is not too soon -- . >> it is not too late. >> everyone loves someone likes those on the list -- . >> in newtown, the site of the massacre shooting there is a proposal to put an armed officer on the site of every school, as well. >> why are we allowing the sale of weapons in this country. >> i told her when she is a police off
coming up this morning on abc's "this week." charles summer of new york and republican senator john kyle of arizona debate the last-minute efforts. that's coming up at 8:00 this morning on" this week "with george stephanopoulos on abc7. >>> coming up, an attempt to rescue a man that fell into icy water goes horribly wrong as several more people fall in trying to save him. we will tell you what happened next. >>> and the last-minute push is on to prepare for the new year's day tournament of roses parade. find good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> an internet scam is thriving this holiday season. what looks like e-mails from friends needing money is far more sinister. the fbi has more than 150,000 so-called stranded traveler complaints. here's abc news repo
". >>> another health setback for secretary of state clinton she is being treat ford a blood clot at a new york hospital the clot was discovered yesterday during a follow-up exam connected to the concussion the secretary suffered after a fall earlier this month. a spokesperson would not state where the clot is located she cancelled two trip$sñú%s planned for next week. >>> two people were taken to the hospital after fire erupted in a home in the excelsior district. amy hollyfield is live at the scene. what is happening out there? >> reporter: look behind me, the street is still clogged with pg&e truck and heavy equipment, all of this because of of this fire being called suspicious. firefighters say when they got here to athens street 1:00 this morning, the fire was Ñ big and spreading quickly that.eading had them suspicions . then a neighbor told them the house had a meth lab inside. then, the gasoÑ= main gotíqoo , firefighters had to call pg&e for help. >> gasline ruptured in front of the house and we had to contain the fire once we put the fire out in the house we the fie the gas fire,
. leading that team will be bob of boston and bill brad headed both new york city and los angeles police departments. no. 2, return to neighborhood policing. 5 distinct police district two in east oakland each of the 5 headed by captain and lieutenant. >> it's critical for us economically and critical for every day citizens. everyone needs to feel safe. >>reporter: all of this falls on the heel of federal judge decision to have a compliance director oversee the oakland police department. move was made after the department failed to meet the deadline of court ordered reform. chef jordan stressed that the plant they work to put in place for early 2013 is part of pro active decision made by him back in april. he also made it clear how bill brad and his team will fall within the city's chain of command. >> they will be reporting to me and the mayor and mr. santana as group. >>reporter: group will give the chief recommendations but it will be up to the chief to carry them out. now all of this comes at a cost. the city will be presentd with proposal to pay the think tank 250,000 doll
, massachusetts, new york and tennessee, are scheduled to announce today, they are adding 300 hours of class time to the calendar. officials have not said whether they plan to make the school days locker or extend the year. supporters say this will help -- longer or extend the year. supporters say this will help struggling students. >>> muni and other transit agencies are considering a controversial fare rate, how much money the passengers earn. according to "the examiner" some say they don't think it's fair that some have to pay $64 and seniors are paying $22 for the new fare. >>> 7:19. last night, president obama honored some iconic performers at the white house. he joked they have no business being on the same stage together. the president congratulated the seven honorable people for their lifetime contributions to american culture through the performing arts. -- was at the honorees' dinner. there's david hoffman, dustin hoffman and the surviving members of led zeppelin. and there were ballerinas. >>> 7:19. don't put your umbrellas away just yet. steve paulson says more rain is heading our way
police are confident they have the right person in custody pushed a man into the path of a new york subway and the newspaper that's sparking a lot of controversy. n >>> 7:46. today, amazon is announcing a subscription service for children. it will provide thousands of games, videos and books for kids using the kindle fire. the services are aimed for children between 3 and 8. it will cost $5 a month for one child and a family plan up to six kids will be $10. it should be available in the next few weeks. >>> netflix has made a breakthrough move as it tries to secure more exclusive programming for the streaming video service. they outbid starz network for the u.s. rights to showdyny -- disney movies eight months after they are out of theaters. netflix is not saying how much they paid. but this is the first time they've sold rights to an internet company instead of a premium tv network. the agreement does not go into effect until 2016. >>> john mcafee, now wants asylum in guatemala after police in belize named him a person of interest in a murder case. police want to question him about
'm six years old from ps1-15 queens new york. i feel very sad about everything. i don't understand why somebody would do this to little kids like us. i'll miss you all love tristen. >> there is a boy named jack on the victim's list we don't know him personally but he could have been our son. >> reporter: this was a big vigil last night in virginia ford which is about 40 minutes from sandy hook. hundreds gathered to remember the victims especially -- once she realized there was a gunman at her school she hid her students in closets and cabinets. when he arrived she told him the kids were in the gym he shot her and left all those kids were saved. coming up in the next hour we will talk to a pennsylvania commissioner county commissioner from pennsylvania who drove here last night to bring his messages of support from his community to sandy hook. live in sandy hook, connecticut i'm john sasaki. >> sandy hook teacher katelyn is being created with helping save the lives of her 14 students. her mother is speaking out about what he did to keep them safe. >> she told all the kids to get in the
firefighters are shot as they rushed to the scene of a fire in webster new york. two firefighters never coming back. >> there was a car in a house that was engulfed in flames, probably set by mr. springler who laid in wait with -- spen who wayed in -- spengler who laid in wait. he destroyed other homes and then hid, setting a trap for those who arrived on the scene. >> never in my -- never, any time in my career have i seep anything like this. >> reporter: two firefighters were killed. two others were hit and remain in the hospital. those mountain community wanted to pay their respects at webster fire hall. >> i don't know how you couldn't come out tonight. these guys are heroes. at alarm sounds -- when that alarm sounds, it could be you or me. >> this is the time of celebration, time to be with your family. and now there's people that are -- don't have a home. and, you know, there's family members that are missing and there's family members that are hospitalized. how can that be christmas. >> reporter: steve ra a port, fox news. >>> 7:41. he was one half of tv's -- odd couple. >>> and a trib
.com has the latest on monday in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. well, asian markets were mostly high they are morning on improved manufacturing data from china. tokyo's nikkei edged up a fraction to a seven month closing high while hong kong's hang seng lost a percent. >>> on wall street there was little movement as investors were cautious with all eyes on the "fiscal cliff." the dow rose 3, nasdaq down 2. >>> so far there's no resolution of the strike by clerical work at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters its 7th day today dramatically slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers refuse to cross the picket lines. the clerical workers say management has been outsourcing their work. >>> and delta airlines is looking to buy a 49% stake in virgin atlantic airlines. now owned by singapore airlines. some 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is the second biggest airline at london's heathrow airport. a delta partnership would allow delta to expand its london-to- new york flight. that
) >> reporter: this helps fight hunger at at&t park alecia reed, kron 4 news . a new york woman has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train. >>> police say the surveillance video they released helped find erika menendez. the queens district attorney says menendez implicated herself in thursday's crime. he says she also professed hatred toward muslims and hindus. witnesses to the death say they saw a woman pacing the elevated platform and muttering to herself just before she pushed her victim. this was the second time this month someone was shoved to their death in front of a train. >>> 8: 22 hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. v
for watching us. i'm george stephanopoulos in new york, have a good day. . >>> that was a lot of bells, too many bells. >>> indeed. welcome back to the abc7 morning news. 6:37 on this friday morning. we are also following a big local story. >>> that's right the weather kicking off what looks to be a three day long very wet storm. >>> good morning. light to heavy north bay nearly an inch of rain overnight in santa rosa, yellows and oranges there. let's start near st. helena back warm springs road north of glen ellen cotati old adobe to petaluma moderate rain and light to moderate towards petaluma marshal road and point reyes, also around guerneville up the highway gender fort ross moderate to heavy rain there -- there is flooding in forestville right now on 116. the rain is now getting close to the golden gate bridge, also towards richmond making that southerly push going to be here in the heart of the bay by 7:00, in the south bay by 9:00. >>> friday light at the bay bridge toll, no metering lights yet, minor delay for cash paying folks not too bad, lanes carpool lanes flowing5 nicely not e
live from the new york stock exchange. >>> i'm waiting for them to reap a deal many taxes are already high here any way bay area for closures down sharply. over all san francisco filing down 57% from a year ago biggest drop in san mateo, property values some of the most stable in the nation. senior economist putting san francisco on the top 10 residental real estate markets of 2013 based on job growth, low vacancy rates. san francisco has one of the healthiest markets and least likely to give surprises. san jose is not on the list because inventory is too tight there. so far this morning similar to what we've been doing so much lately, a little change, cautious trade, light volume, lower across the board. bloomberg index down a bit. you may know them as an online retail we are big warehouses amazon has received a patent on technology that provides air bags and other forms of protection for cell phones and poverty able devices this covers air bags, -- safety monitoring systems that detect when a device is dropped. one in three cell phones damaged or lost in the first year of ownership
a higher open overall for markets this morning. in spite of weak numbers on manufacturing here in the new york area. optimism might be because president obama and house speaker appear to be getting closer on fiscal cliff talks. bloomberg index is trading up. we continue to watch apple shares. they did slip below 500 early this morning in the pre-market. citigroup says apple's asian suppliers have been posting lower orders for the iphone 5. can you see see and touch but hear and taste and smell things off the devices. this is your suit of artificial intelligence has been ongoing for years. they are taking a cognitive computing more seriously these days. i'm jane king, bloomberg news. >> we have a storm, not a very cold one. >> very mild out this morning. temperatures in the 50s. that is where they are going to stay the better part of the day. steady rain in the santa cruz mountains, where the rain is falling, light rain, more impressive, we have lights shining on and three dimensional image and smashing it into two dimensional image. it looks heavier than it is and causing slickness on 35
, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools in newtown. sandy hook where the shootings took place is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. >>> now, the children described terror as they told their parents about how they cowered in the classrooms. while their teachers locked doors and ordered them to hide. here's how some of those students and their parents explained what happened today. >> somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: inside sandy hook elementary school, children were caught in the chaos. >> teacher said had to close the blinds and had to close the blinds and had to shut off the lights and [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: outside, the first family members on the scene witnessed a horrific site. >> three children that came out, one of them was -- had a very bloody face, it was a very violent scene. they were in the arms of
at his home in new york city. he is known as a commonly corrupted governor . >> -- he is known-- >>> two cars and a big-rig were moved to another area and i also want to mention another accident on mcarthur boulevard. it is a two car crash and looks like an injury accident as well. another one is at high street involving a couple of cars there and we will let you know how badly this impacts, you can see traffic is moving nicely into san jose and north pound looking food, let's check in with rosemary orozco. >>> a live look at storm tracker 2, it is already showing the new storm approaching the bay area and a few scattered showers picking up areas of the north bay. areas are right around fairfield, cordelia is seeing a few scattered showers. and in napa, you may have them falling overhead and they will be hit or miss and the steady rain will come into the afternoon. meanwhile areas of san rafael, novato, petaluma down to mill valley, a few light sprinkles, most of us cloudy and the winds will be picking up along with the front with this cloud cover not as cold yesterday morning. 41 for yo
blow. >> it doesn't feel like new york, i feel like i am in a third world country right now >> so the governors of two states hard hit by sandy are taking their case to washington: new jersey governor chris christie meeting with white house and capitol hill officials thursday. new york governor andrew cuomo made the trip monday. combined, they're asking for more than 7 7 -billion federal dollars for relief. >> this is a big situation, big numbers, there need to be more conversations, but we are not going to stop until it is done. >> we are trying to get to a place where we can help the region recover as quickly as possible. >> white house press secretary jay carney said wednesday it's too early to say how much relief money the obama administration will request---he pointed out the administration has already designated more than two-billion dollars.transportation secretary ray lahood announced ten million more dollars for new jersey thursday. the governors' requests come as washington is caught in heated debates on how to avoid the fiscal cliff. in washington, emily schmidt, kron4
to the east coast and what they are dealing with right now. we want to check in with new york to tell us what is coming up on abc7 -- on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. good morning. >> can i spend new year's with you? >> sure, come on out! >> we are expecting quite some weather over the next couple of days. this morning another winter what you will lop on the way for the northeast, as you just mentioned. 20 states from ohio to north carolina to maine in the line of fire. this is just days after that nasty blizzard hit the country. ginger will have the latest on what the new storm could mean for your travel plans. and a dramatic ice rescue. a sledding excursion gone wrong. watch as one person of a another falls in frigid water. near a dozen people hit the ice. it all happened in san francisco and it was all happened on tape. everyone survived but it's terrifying video to watch. plus is brittney getting the action on x. rumors are flying she would be getting fired from the tv show paying her 15 million bucks to be a judge. but you won't believe why they want to give her the boot. and too s
way on his teammates and his football family in my time here. >> in bill cher's home town in new york, family and friends were shaken and tried to console one another. >> family man, a loving person. >> he was like somebody to look up to around here. >> the chiefs released this statement declaring the entire chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families affected by this unthinkable tragedy. the chiefs will host the carolina panthers on sunday as scheduled. dam -- >> ama: developing news in afghanistan. a two-hour attack began when suicide bombers blew up a car at the gate of the base. u.s. helicopters fired on the attacking militants of eight were killed but none got through to air base. the taliban claimed responsibility one member of the afghan security forces were killed and several foreign troops were wounded. >> in jamb, rescue crews are working frantically to dig out people buried alive in a freeway tunnel collapse. a fire inside the tunnel is holing back rescuers. thank you tunnel is 4
ahead and take you back east. new york 60 tomorrow and 67 for washington, d.c. sunshine from chicago toward st. louis. dallas 82 and sunny. denver 56 degrees and los angeles tomorrow maybe a little mist and drizzle earlier in the day as the tail end of the front that brought us the storms this morning will exit southern california. 66 for l.a. 67 for san diego. fresno tomorrow some sunshine and 64 degrees. sacramento will be sunny and 62 with high clouds there and tahoe will start to cool down a little bit. here is a look at my accu-weather seven-day forecast. remember, tomorrow will be a dry day. we will see some sunshine and temperatures are a little warmer in the midto low 60s. the rain will begin mainly in the north bay first on tuesday. by the afternoon and then slowly spread south across the bay area tuesday night and early wednesday. not a big storm. not a lot of wind. most of the rain will stay well to the north of the bay area. thursday, friday, saturday and sunday we will dry up nicely, more sunshine and warm things up as well. have a nice week ahead. >> nothing too concern
is a power hitter. >> they found a picture in the new york post and it looks as though he is wearing baggy clothes. immediately the head line say he is gaining weight. >> he looks quite clean here. that is why these guys take the media. >> it is all angles. that is why i say shootdown, shoot down. this guy could have been laying on the ground swell what ever. >> back to our arod bill and the injury. now this kind of explains what we saw, of course the media jumped on it. everyone jumped on it he looked horrible when he was benched. does that explain that. he was saying my hip does not feel right. he said it is something wrong. >> all of that stuff with rodriguez is tied to it seems like when he came out and said that he used a mild form of steroids. you remember? >> i remember. it was after the hip. >> i do not think he has been one of the better players since it came out that he was going to have to go on the straight and narrow. >> let us go to the young ones. rg 3 is the rookie. you must enjoy the game at one point gain. >> the new york giants that is the team will be up the services g
-- as young as 13. at the new york stock exchange i'm jane king. >>> san francisco police working with security agents from paramount studios to recover an unreleased film stolen in a car burglary. the theft happened a month ago at a pier 39 garage a hard drive containing the film was among hundreds of items stolen. security cameras led to the arrest of suspects while items were recover, the hard drive with the film is still missing. laugh can only speculate as to what happened to -- law enforcement can only speculate as to what happened to the film. >> it is common now people create a dv d and sell it on the street with >> one source speculated the hard drive could have been told at a -- could have been sold at a street value of $30. >> that's why crime doesn't pay. >>> cooler temperatures. lots of talk, the weather is going to be changing rapidly the next 24 to 48 hours. 5:47, beautiful picture of the breezes blowing through downtown san francisco, you can see how clear it is that's the way it is going to stay over the next 24 to 36 hours. live doppler 7 hd you can see how quiet
and noal will be laid to rest. jack's first love was football and new york giants. noah is survived but his twin sister who was at the school at the time of this senseless massacre. his family members say they have yet to tell his siblings how he passed. president obama served as comforter in chief, more than 900 mourners, packed the high school auditorium for the deeply emotional night. >> we offer you our tears and our pain, our anger and our sorrow. >> whatever portion of sadness we can share with you to ease this heavy load we will gladly bear. >> sobs were heard as he read the names of all 20 children whose lives were taken. after jack and noah are laid to rest the rest of the children will be buried later this week. next funeral is set for tomorrow for jessica raycoast. >>> by all accounts the shooter, 20-year-old adam lanza kept mostly to himself. not many people knew him well. they saw no reason to fear him before friday's killing spree. a neighbor who baby sat him said he was a quiet kid. ryan craft lives in southern california and he never saw any red flags. >> he was really quiet
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